LOGAN — A judge has given the maximum sentence to a Smithfield man who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, and causing a crash that sent a woman and child to the hospital. Judge Thomas Willmore told Zane Trivitt that he was a danger to the community.
Trivitt appeared in 1st District Court Monday morning. He accepted a plea deal, pleading guilty to two charges of driving under the influence, a third-degree felony and class A misdemeanor. As part of the agreement, prosecutors dropped the remaining eight charges against him.
On September 6, Trivitt was driving a Cadillac southbound, when he ran a stop sign at 2400 West Sr-218 near Amalga. The car struck an SUV on its side, injuring the mother and child inside.
Utah Highway Patrol troopers found an open container of alcohol in Trivitt’s car. He also admitted to drinking and using methamphetamine.
Court records show he has been arrested multiple times for driving under the influence, drug use and reckless driving. He was currently on parole at the time of the crash.
During Monday’s court appearance, Judge Willmore told Trivitt, “You are a danger and are harming society.” He ordered him to serve zero-to-five-years in prison for the felony conviction and one-year for the misdemeanor. The two sentences will run concurrent but will be added to the prison sentence he is already serving for violating his parole.